Are Application Forms Stopping Colleges from Getting Applicants from Industry?
When applying for jobs within the education sector, we have identified that application forms are a significant blocker. Candidate feedback has shown us that drop off rates also increase when the application process is further complicated by having to download application forms, fill them in and then return them via email to HR. There is plenty of room for candidates to lose interest and become frustrated when this method of applying to jobs are used by colleges.
Candidates are typically accustomed to applying for job opportunities using a CV, especially those from industry. This is a major reason why application forms are blockers as they require more time, energy and effort and candidates are usually unfamiliar with them. We believe that removing barriers like application forms that stop candidates from applying is a great way to lower drop off rates.
Having said this, we understand that application forms are an essential requirement for most colleges as it helps to make the application process as fair as possible and is required for the safeguarding of students. This is why we have come up with a solution that gives the best of both worlds.
So How Can Education Recruiter Help?
Our purpose-built technology now enables candidates to fill in online application forms conveniently and quickly by uploading their CV onto the system. The information from their CV is then imported into the application form. This helps a lot to improve candidate retention and allow for a smoother and less stressful application process.
Candidates can also store their application data for future reference and import this information into applications forms in the future. There is also the option of creating different types of online application forms for different roles within your organisation. Meaning that you could have a teaching application form for your available curriculum position and a stripped-down form for your support functions.
About Education Recruiter
Education Recruiter is the standalone recruitment Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) system developed specifically for the education sector in consultation with colleges. It was designed to be a cost-effective recruitment solution for the sector and it provides organisations and candidates with a fast and seamless recruitment experience that is so desperately needed and in demand.
Unlike most other ATS systems, Education Recruiter is a candidate-first model. This became a priority after research that we conducted highlighted regular problems faced by candidates when applying for roles. By addressing these blockers, Education Recruiter aims to lower drop off rates and boosts application responses whilst improving the experience for recruiters and candidates.
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